Can a Chiropractor Help a Bulging Disc in the Neck?

A bulging disc in the neck is a damaged and weakened disc in the cervical region of the spine (C1 to C7) that succumbs to constant pressure and bulges outside of its normal boundary. This condition occurs because of the vertebrae deterioration and the spinal discs wearing down over time. This is a result of continual movement and pivoting of the head and neck. If the nerve root or spinal cord becomes compressed by the bulging disc material this can lead to a variety of debilitating symptoms. To explore the bulging disc treatment options available for relief, read the following article. 

Conservative Bulging Disc Treatment

Chiropractic care can be extremely beneficial to patients who are seeking noninvasive forms of bulging disc treatment. This holistic method does not involve the use of any pain medications or injections. Instead, a licensed chiropractor will conduct a physical examination to get a better understanding of your medical history. They will also examine your imaging tests to confirm your bulging disc diagnosis. 

A chiropractor will then make manual adjustments to your spinal column by gently stretching your spine. The goal of this is to increase the space between your vertebrae. This will help to relieve the pressure on the nerve root or spinal cord. However, it is important to note that this treatment only provides temporary relief from your symptoms. If you don’t experience lasting relief from chiropractic care as well as other conservative treatments like physical therapy and targeted exercises then surgery may be necessary for you. 

Your Surgical Treatment Options

As you are considering your surgical bulging disc treatment options for relief, contact BEST Health System to learn about the advantages of our minimally invasive surgery. Our procedures use small incisions, typically less than an inch. This muscle-sparing technique allows for a safer and more effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery. 

To relieve a bulging disc, our board-certified surgeons remove part or all of the damaged disc that is pressing on the nerve root or spinal cord, and an artificial disc is potentially inserted in its place if stabilization is necessary. To find out if you are a potential candidate for our outpatient bulging disc treatments reach out to our dedicated team today!